When Is It Time to Leave Your VPS, VDS, and Dedicated Server Provider?
Choosing the right hosting solution—be it Virtu........
In today’s digital landscape, finding a reliable and secure Virtual Private Server (VPS) or Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) goes beyond just comparing specs and prices. With increasing concerns over data privacy, security breaches, and government surveillance, the wisdom of choosing your VPS/VDS provider based on juri........
configure.ac:75: error: possibly undefined macro: AC_PROG_LIBTOOL
If this token and others are legitimate, please use m4_pattern_allow.
See the Autoconf documentation.
autoreconf: /usr/bin/autoconf failed with exit status: 1
make: *** [/software/pixman/configure] Error 1
make: *** Deleting file `/software/pixman/configure'
yum install libtool........
Step 1.) Upgrade to Debian 11 first
The process to go to Debian 12 is not as smooth as 11, when trying to upgrade from Debian 10. In fact, it doesn't work directly, so you'll first need to follow this guide to update to Debian 11, reboot and come back here if successful.
Step 2.) Update sources.list
Update your /etc/apt/sources.list like this:
If you have swarm services and dockerd is creating a high load even with the containers just being idle, the easiest solution is to upgrade to a newer docker version.
For example an identical config of 3 nodes, with Redis 5 with 30 replicas produces a load of about 1.45 in Debian 10 with Docker18.09.1
If I create the same setup on Debian 11, with Docker 20.10.5+dfsg1 then the CPU usage is low.
One other difference I wondered is the kernel. In my test setup........
The issue is that Docker images are stripped down, so many tools and even python3 is missing, so you'll have to build or update the actual image yourself.
I assume you have started an image with something like this and that you have the Nvidia Toolkit installed (assuming you are using GPUs). If you're not using nvidia just remove --runtime=nvidia --gpus all.
docker run -it --runtime=nvidia --gpus all ubuntu bash
These works for most images li........
Welcome to our in-depth guide on configuring NVIDIA GPUs with Docker on Ubuntu. This post is tailored for developers, data scientists, and IT professionals who are looking to leverage the power of NVIDIA's GPU acceleration within Docker containers.
Whether you're working on machine lea........
This does not seem to be officially documented but makes sense that an overlay on an overlay does not work and is considered an unsupported filesystem as is even NTFS . Some admins/organizations try to use ecyptfs as a simple solution to encrypt the contents of Docker. Instead, you could probably........
A lot of developers want to go to 3.11 because of the speed improvements, but most distros never have the latest Python version.
Using the deadsnakes third party repo is the easiest way aside from compiling it yourself (which is safer and recommended):
Step 1 - Add the repo
If you get an error about requests then install it:........
haproxy is one of the best known and widely used Open Source load balancers out there and a strong competitor to nginx.
haproxy is used by many large sites per Wikipedia:
HAProxy is used by a number of high-profile websites including GoDaddy, GitHub,........
In this example we install debian 10 with --variant=minbase which gives us a minimal/tiny install. Don't use variant if you want the full size install.
debootstrap --variant=minbase buster /tmp/deb10files/
Did you get an error?
debootstrap --variant=minbase buster /home/theuser/VMs/deb10files/
You'll get this error if you make a directory in your home........
First install your kernel headers/source:
sudo apt install linux-headers-`uname -r`
1.) Clone this git repo
git clone https://github.com/morrownr/88x2bu-20210702
2.) Run the install
3.) Load the driver
1.) Make sure your conf register is 0x2102
Do show version and at the very end of the output you will see the Configuration register.
Configuration register is 0x2102
If the config register is not 0x2102 then enter this command:
2.) Let's Erase the NVRAM/flash........
The Best Docker Tutorial for Beginners
We quickly explain the basic Docker concepts and show you how to do the most common tasks from starting your first container, to making custom images, a Docker Swarm Cluster Tutorial, docker compose and Docker buildfiles.........
1. Let's work from an environment where we can install Ansible on.
If you are using an older version of Linux based on Mint 18 or Ubuntu 16, you may want to get the PPA and get the latest version of Ansible that way:
sudo apt install gpg
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ansible/ansible
sudo apt update........
Kubernetes Easy Beginners Architecture Guide
Kubernetes is known as container orchestration and we should start at explaining the container part of it.
A Container is what runs the actual application and based on an Image, and are more comparable to something like an LXC Container, Virtuozzo/OpenVZ using the Linux Kernel Namespaces feature. Containers run these images as independent, isolated operating environments under the OS's exist........
I have a Canon MF642c and the scanner wouldn't work. I tried to use saned but it didn't work with the BJNPlike it did for some other Canon models.
Introducing sane-airscan with packages for the most common distributions: https://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home%3Apzz&package=sane-airscan
It took a lot of fiddling to make a Huion Kamvas 13 Pro work in Linux but it simple once you know what to do. Don't bother searching as it is unlkely there is a guide out there that will actually make your tablet work.
It mainly comes down to the fact that the hid_uclogic kernel module is buggy or doesn't support MANYof these wacom based/Huion tablets properly.
What was happening with me is that Ihad the Kamvas 13 Huion setup as a secondary screen/monitor.&nb........
This assumes your system is a fresh and normally working install.
What often happens is that many new devices have multiple audio outputs which are generally analog and HDMI/Digital out. Sometimes the OS defaults to the wrong one that you didn't want.
For example if your sound is supposed to play over the HDMI, perhaps the output is set to analog or vice versa.........
apt install software-properties-common
apt install python3-pip
apt install python3.7 curl gnupg python3.7-dev git
ln -s /usr/bin/python3.7 /usr/bin/python3
pip3 install numpy keras_preprocessing
curl https://bazel.build/bazel-release.pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://storage.googleapis.com/bazel-apt stable jdk1.8" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bazel........
base64 has legitimate uses too and can be an easy way to store a file or data within actual code for developers to keep things in a single file.
For example let's take an image we'll see for an application's background:
base64 -w 0 some.jpg >some.jpg-base64
-w 0 makes it output to a single line which makes it easy to store in a variable. Without the -w 0 it will wrap over multiple lines.........
This is sure simple if you follow the guide but it took a lot of hacking around to make this work on Debian/Ubuntu!
Now before you ask why bother running wine and python, the reason is because Python executables are NOT cross-platform. If you run pyinstaller in Linux, that binary will only run on Linux and the same if you do it in Windows. So it is preferable if you have a single environment that you can create Linux and Windows binaries from rather than running 2 separate........
A lot of times this is actually caused by simply not having Firefox installed at all.
selenium.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: Can not connect to the Service geckodriver
2,6,A or E is what the second digit of your MAC address must be otherwise a lot of OS's will not work. They will say the NIC is down/not connected even though it is.
This is because if the second digit is not set properly it will not view as a valid MAC or device uplink. This is especially an issue with VMs whether in QEMU etc.. if you are making your own MAC.
MAC address is invalid
To fix it just........
It is much more useful to have meaningful and detailed logging from tftp to see what is or isn't happening especially for VOIPand other embedded device appications:
Edit the file:
Change the server line like this:
server_args = -s /var/lib/tftpboot........
Cisco's CUCM (Cisco Unified Communication Manager) is a system that combines voice, video, data and mobile products into a single unified management suite. At its core, the CUCMis like a "Super PBX" that controls the flow of all communications through an organization even single or multiple site deployments.
Cisco's CUCMmakes communication more effective and simple through centralized management and unification of communications resources.........
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev git build-essential autotools-dev autoconf libcurl3
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev
git clone https://github.com/wolf9466/cpuminer-multi
sudo apt-get install cmake libpthread-* libmicrohttpd-dev libssl-dev libhwloc-dev
git clone https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-cpu.git
chmod +x xmr-stak-cpu
./xmr-stak -O xmr........
Ialready have the caja-image-converter option installed but it shows nothing.
Weirdly enough if you install nemo and nautilus converter it does show and work inside caja:
The solution is to install *-image-converter
sudo apt-get install *-image-converter
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'n........
This usually happens when you are using something like an INT and try to insert a larger valuethan the maximum which is larger than "2147483647"
On a practical term I have seen this and been guilty of this error when using scripts like PHPand generating large random numbers:
$hash = mt_rand(5,9999999999999);
Obviously that many 9's are more digits than the maximum of an INT resulting in that error. Change your code accord........
yum -y install samba
mkdir syslinux;cd syslinux;unzip syslinux-6.03.zip
mkdir -p /tftpboot/libs/
cp bios/com32/modules/linux.c32 /tftpboot/libs/
cp bios/com32/libutil/libutil.c32 /tftpboot/libs/
cp bios/com32/lib/libcom32.c32 /tftpboot/libs/
#add lib path
echo "PATH libs" >> /tftpboot/pxeli........
When using the .sh script the rendering doesn't work after an upgrade of related packages to kdenlive.
kdenlive (kdenlive:amd64 (4:17.04.1+git201705191233~ubuntu16.04.1)) with affine or composite transitions was fine but is now broken during the time of transition it is just a white screen.
The previous version was fine:
But now I can't find it or install it:........
I am using a GTX 1060 but replace the download for the driver with the correct/current version for your particular card by visiting: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
yum install automake curl openssl-devel libcurl-devel gcc gcc-c++
yum -y install kernel-devel-`uname -r`
yum -y install unzip
[17925926.174277] block drbd0: Handshake successful: Agreed network protocol version 96
[17925926.174325] block drbd0: conn( WFConnection -> WFReportParams )
[17925926.174342] block drbd0: Starting asender thread (from drbd0_receiver )
[17925926.174432] block drbd0: data-integrity-alg:
[17925926.174581] block drbd0: drbd_sync_handshake:
[17925926.174586] block drbd0: self 2AAE66AF9252D6DB:2815BF........
Everytime I've seen this error "/dev/drbd0: State change failed: (-2) Need access to UpToDate data" it is because DRBD has no disk:
version: 8.3.13 (api:88/proto:86-96)
GIT-hash: 83ca112086600faacab2f157bc5a9324f7bd7f77 build by root@sighted, 2012-10-09 12:47:51
0: cs:Connected ro:Secondary/Secondary ds:Diskless/Inconsistent A r-----
ns:0 nr:0 dw:0 dr:0 al........
It all comes down to a bug essentially where you are running an older kernel that doesn't support the newer Debian templates. The solution is to update your OpenVZ kernel.
Here are some symptoms of the problem/lack of kernel support:
Ubuntu Template 12.04 requires a manual network start:
service networking start
sshd will not start:
PRNG is not seeded
mknod /dev/random c 1 8........
I modified the default to the following for faster local dialing for North American area codes:
This is what I added to the above: "[2-9]xxxxxxxxxS0" so any 9 digit number is dialed instantly xxx-xxx-xxxx (the S0 at the end makes it dial right away). This makes dialing much quicker and is recommended.
Use netstat with the -anpe option. The e option shows the inodes and I do not know if it will always work or if it was by fluke but I was dealing with dozens of SSHsessions and needed to know which session was related to which forward (the PIDs of the SSHand SSHD did not match etc...)
Notice the "59560675" and "59560762" those are almost identical, if you find two sets that are nearly identical except for the last 3 digits they may match (in my ca........
What matters most about VPNproviders in 2024?
We are highly suspicious of VERYLARGE VPN providers that have LOW PRICES and HUGE DISCOUNTS. The suspicion is that for those who know what costs are involved to purchase thousands of IPs and servers are not small. At the prices that many of the big mainstream providers offer, it is likely unprofitable or barely profitable. Then, how are those companies making money or is that even the goal?
I used the matching 8.3.13 utilities and it didn't work but strangely the newer 8.3.16 which makes DRBD complain works just fine.
GIT-hash: 83ca112086600faacab2f157bc5a9324f7bd7f77 build by root@sighted, 2012-10-09 12:47:51
0: cs:SyncSource ro:Secondary/Primary ds:UpToDate/Inconsistent A r-----
ns:0 nr:0 dw:0 dr:0 al:0 bm:0 lo:0 pe:0 ua:0 ap:0 ep:1 wo:b oos:5236960
Get the new version here that actually works:
This is just trying to read 5GB off the drive with dd and the drive initially tested ok but shortly after I wondered why I was seeing 2MB/s read speeds. Notice the "current_pending_sector", anytime I've seen it at anything above 0 even with no other bad fields/attributes, it means the drive is bad.
ata1.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x3 SErr 0x0 action 0x0
ata1.00: irq_stat 0x40000008
ata1.00: failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED
ata1.00: cmd 60/00:00:........
This seems to be a verified bug on KVM with no solution. I wasn't able to get through the installer with Ubuntu 12.04, it would crash while "configuring apt". I was able to install it with Ubuntu 12.10 but it crashes randomly at times.
This happens with the latest Centos 6.3 kernel and KVM package, I even compiled the latest version from the KVM website and used that, but the results are still the same.
Here's some links to discussion about the bugs:........
Here is a quick script that works on most Centos versions to disable the virus/SELinux from blocking basic functionality.
The first echo 0 statement disables SELinux instantly but it will still be enabled on reboot.
The second line disables it permanently.
#disable SELinux Immediately
echo 0 > /selinux/enforce
#disable SELinux Permanently
sed -i 's/SELINUX=enforcing/SELINUX=disabled/g' /etc/selinux/config........
The first Hitachi Deskstar 2TB 5K3000 drive I bought arrived DOA for whatever reason (not recognized by the BIOS or OS). Perhaps it was shipping since I bought only 1 hard drive. When I bought 4 through another Vendor, all 4 checked out fine.
I was worried about the RMA process because a lot of people have complained about Hitachi taking weeks to send out their hard drive and almost implied the warranty is useless.
I'm happy to report that my experience was great a........
This assumes that you've at least created the correct partition for your DRBD already.
Notice that I am "diskless", that's because either your DRBD partition doesn't exist/has been renamed (eg. sdb becomes sda when sdb dies and you reboot) or because that drive is really actually dead/gone.
*If you need to permanently change the partition/device for your resource be sure to edit /etc/drbd.conf on both hosts and reload the config.
(replace r0 with........
My mother needed a new laptop and I recommended her the same one I would have bought myself or my wife, that means the cheapest possible laptop with the most features for the money.
This HP shines at this price point and one thing that made me stay away from buying more and recommending HP/Compaq was the poor battery life. Not anymore, this model has an industry leading up to 4 hours of battery life.
Key Factors for Choosing It:
Santrex never provided any working server, I believe it was just a dummy management Solus server because the server said it was booted but never connected to the console. I complained to them and eventually the support admitted the server was not working and to wait for 24 hours. I waited for 4-days, after which they sent an e-mail saying my service was being disabled for SPAM ...(when SolusVM shows 0kb of traffic). Th........
These are the only two I've encountered but here is the low-end and note my story is not at all unique.
In my case I was scammed out of money and did not receive any service at all from either company.
Santrex never provided any working server, I believe it was just a dummy management Solus server because the server said it was booted but never connected to the console. I complained to them and eventually the support adm........
I bought the 1TB Deskstar C revision recently at just $49 each and put them in RAID 1for my Desktop.
Look at how close the old Deskstar 1TB comes to matching the performance of the mor expensive Samsung and WD's?
This is phenomal, I can't believe the performance I've gotten out of these cheap drives.
I've only used it on Centos, soI thought I'd make a quick Debian guide:
Install the DRBD Package
apt-get install drbd8-utils
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
Let the numbers speak for themselves, from what I read the Load_Cycle_Count which is very high (more than 500,000/half a million times) is the number of head parks. What a stupid"Green" design and design flaw which will probably mean an early life for the drive.
This is almost as silly as Seagate's new reputation for BSY/poor quality disks since the 7200.11 series.
To make it worse this is also when Western Digital introduced "Advanced Format" o........
This has stumped me a few times because I keep forgetting that Centos 5.5 comes with a default iptables configuration that ends up blocking DRBD traffic,I tried all the normal things and couldn't understand why I couldn't make my normal DRBD config work. So if you have WFConnection problems and have tried the normal "mailing list" fixes, check your firewall status first!
Both Nodes Say the Following:
version: 8.3.8 (api:88/prot........
It always worked fine before but no amount of power unplugging/cycling does any good. I can access one network share and that is one that I've already saved, but it can't see any workgroups.
One silly thing is why is there no option to manually connect to a netbios name or IP?
It seems there is a bug with the firmware and that the SMB client is not working properly. Hopefully it fixes itself at some point.
Between this and the lack of support for embedded s........
This was unbelievable how much the Xen kernel slows things down, keep in mind both tests were done on the hostnode, one was with the Openvz-Xen hybrid kernel and the other was just OpenVZ. You can see the performance difference is nearly 300% better when not using the Xen kernel.
OpenVZ-Xen Kernel Test Results (I was wondering what was wrong/so slow with my Core i5!)
# # # # # #&n........
It's basically free bash shell script available from: http://wpkg.org/email2fax/index.php/Main_Page
Make sure you have the required tools:
Where you can e-mail your Asterisk box and it will fax it to the phone number in the subject line. The good news ends there, it is fairly undocumented and buggy.
Take for example how the documentation mentions you can invoke from the com........
camerawhich is a better digital cam to get a sony or a canonHey there,
I've only had an experience with the Sony, not the Canon. I think Sony uses the same lense as Canon from what I hear :).
Sony is damn expensive and there's no benefit over the Canon really. I don't know if Canon is the best, but I would pick them over the Sony.
You may want to specify which models you're comparing.........
I wanted to disable the "Administrator" account for security purposes and Iread some "guide" on the internet that recommended that we run "C:WindowsSystem32sysprepsysprep.exe /generalize". I also clicked the option for "Generalize" and the computer rebooted and gave some OOBE error and restarted, and now I get the error above no matter what.
I read that some drivers such as ones from AVIRA AV can cause this because they're unsign........
As shown below you can find ringtones in the "/private/var/stash/Ringones*" directory of your iPhone.
Different reports have said that the .m4r format is really an MP4 file and some have said AAC and some also say "it's the same as the M4A" format. Whatever the case is, one easy way is to install the silent theme from Cydia and copy that into your ringtones directory.
/private/var/stash/Ringtones.sh7cLj root# ls